I'm uncertain about the use of Commentant in the below text. As it is followed by et + nom in a list it appears to be the name of someone, though I've not seen a name before that is the same form as a present participle. In your opinion is it a name, or am I reading it wrong? Que de choses alors il me faudrait apprendre, Si surtout, de vos mains acceptant un travail Qu'à peine je pourrais comprendre, Commentant et Synclair, et Dombasle, et Darblay, J'avais à conquérir au profit de la Flandre Ou la toison d'Espagne ou la toison d'Isley ! Edit: I did run some searches for the name but haven't come up with anyone yet.